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n. visceromegalia, agrandamiento anormal de una víscera.
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Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is characterized by an overgrowth syndrome with numerous signs and symptoms depending on the affected individual: ompalocele, other abdominal wall defects, macroglossia, visceromegaly, or hypoglycemia.
Not all patients had information about the presence or absence of visceromegaly at diagnosis.
Steatosis was diagnosed by an abdominal ultrasound, routinely performed in all acromegalic patients to evaluate visceromegaly. Ultrasound assessment was performed in fasting subjects on the day of enrollment in the study always by the same radiologist trained for ultrasound techniques and particularly dedicated to liver examination who was unaware of patients' history and aim of the current study.
There is an increased rate of malignancy (7.5-11%) (5) and congenital malformations (abdominal wall defects and visceromegaly).
Upon physical examination there was pain in the upper and the middle abdomen, there was no visceromegaly or palpable masses.
BWS is a genomic imprinting disorder characterized by abdominal wall defects, macroglossia, pre- and postnatal overgrowth, neonatal hypoglycemia, visceromegaly, and increased risk of developing cancer in childhood, such as Wilms' cancer, hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.
The features of LOS and BWS include: excessive birth weight, large tongue, umbilical hernia, hypoglycemia, and visceromegaly. It is known that both BWS and LOS are characterized by the loss of imprinting on IGF2 gene, causing biallelic overexpression and a lack of expression of H19 gene, and such epigenetic alterations have been observed in ART produced bovine conceptuses, including NT-derived calves (HORI et al., 2010).
One-fourth to one-third cases of PMD is associated with Beckwith-Wiedeman syndrome (10) (macrosomia, hemihyperplasia, visceromegaly, omphalocele, macroglossia, renal anomalies and adrenal cytomegaly).
Per abdominal examination revealed right lumbar tenderness without any underlying palpable mass or visceromegaly. Hematological biochemical hepatic and renal function tests were found within normal limits.
Clinical examination revealed marked pallor, a hemic flow murmur and no visceromegaly. Investigations revealed normocytic, normochromic anemia (Hb 6.1 g/dl), with normal TLC (6.7x103 cmm) and platelet count (196,000/cmm).